Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Positive/Negative blocks

I am this month Queen Bee in the Bee White Black. As per the name we are making blocks with black and white fabrics. As usual when it is my turn, I change ideas about what I want to make quicker than I type it! But when I saw Amy Ellis' Digital Pinwheels quilt from her new book Modern Neutrals, I really like the design and thought it would look good in graphic fabric (hope I am right here!) So last week, I cut A LOT of black and white, white and black, plain white and plain black fabric to try out fabric combination. I first thought of having black on white for the pinwheel and white on black for the background but it looked too busy and the design was almost lost. So I made a block with a black pinwheel and plain white background (Makower white) that is the Positive
and because I hate wasting fabric and I had cut some black on white fabric too, I decided to try a white pinwheel on a black background, my Negative block

Of course Amy's quilt is a lot more subtle with the lovely neutrals she has used, mine is much more graphic.
I have now sent my packages for my fellow bees to make me similar blocks. I can't wait to get them back! I am really curious to see what this quilt will look like once finished. I am thinking of using a red binding on it. But I'll have to see once all the blocks are together!
And when you mix the Positive and Negative block this is what you have:
 Linking to Jen's Building Blocks Tuesday and Lee for WIP Wednesday.


  1. I like very much your idea "Positive and negative blocks"!! The result will be really interesting!

  2. Your blocks turned out great, I think red binding is a genius idea :-)

  3. Looks like a fun project. Having the opposite blocks looks really nice.

  4. Love the idea of mirroring blocks. I can not wait to see how this all comes together (I suspect it is going to be fabulous).

  5. Your blocks are great. Like the black and white combination.
    Have a great day Frederika

  6. I love how I get drawn into what fabric is in your blocks. That roller coaster is an old favorite! I enjoyed your profile, quilting helps keep me sane too!!!! Cheers to scraps of sanity! :)


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